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FILE - In this Jan.7, 2019 file photo, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin listens to his lawyers, Jean-Felix Luciani, 2nd right, and Andre Soulier, back to camera, as he attends the start his trial, in Lyon, central France. A French court on Thursday MARCH 7, 2019 is expected to acquit a cardinal and five other defendants accused of protecting a pedophile priest, but alleged victims say France's most important church sex abuse trial has at least allowed them to bring the affair into the open. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
March 07, 2019 - 7:24 am
LYON, France (AP) — The Latest on a church sex abuse trial in France (all times local): 1:15 p.m. French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin is offering his resignation to the pope after being convicted of failing to report a pedophile priest. In a brief statement to the media in Lyon, France, Barbarin said...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin waits for the start of his trial at the Lyon courthouse, central France. A French court has found top Catholic official Cardinal Philippe Barbarin guilty for failing to report to justice accusations against a pedophile priest. In a surprise decision Thursday, March 7, 2019 in France's most important church sex abuse trial, the Lyon court handed Barbarin a six-month suspended prison sentence for not reporting the facts in the period between July 2014 and June 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
March 07, 2019 - 6:08 am
LYON, France (AP) — A court on Thursday found a French cardinal guilty of failing to report to authorities allegations of sexual abuse of minors by a priest, a surprise decision that alleged victims see as a victory for child protection and a strong signal to the Catholic Church. The Lyon court...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) carries the ball during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Pittsburgh. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations says the New York Jets and Bell have agreed to a deal early Wednesday morning, Mach 13, 2019, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The deal gives new coach Adam Gase and second-year quarterback Sam Darnold a big-time playmaker, arguably the best player at his position before Bell opted to sit out all of last season rather than sign a franchise tender with Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 06, 2019 - 8:06 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the legal battle over a predator that's running into conflicts with farmers and ranchers as its numbers rebound in some regions. The proposal would give states the...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, announces the "Save The Internet Act," congressional Democrats' plan to reinstate "net neutrality" rules that President Donald Trump repealed in 2017, during an event at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., right, with House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone, D-N.J., far right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 06, 2019 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Top congressional Democrats have announced legislation to restore Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that seek to bar internet service providers such as AT&T and Comcast from playing favorites with websites and services. The bill will face a tough time becoming law, despite...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2018, file photo, is a makeshift living compound in Amalia, N.M. The five men and women found living in a ramshackle compound in northern New Mexico where a boy was found dead last year have been indicted on federal charges related to terrorism, kidnapping and firearms violations. The U.S. attorney's office in New Mexico announced the superseding indictment Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)
March 06, 2019 - 1:44 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma state senator wants educators to be able to introduce...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is seen inside a high care accommodation room as he tours North West Point Detention Centre on Christmas Island, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Morrison says asylum seekers who are allowed to leave Pacific island migrant camps to get medical treatment in Australia will be sent to a prison-like facility on a remote island. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 2:44 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Asylum seekers who are allowed to leave Australia-run migrant camps in Pacific nations to get medical treatment will be sent to a prison-like facility on a remote Australian island, the prime minister said on Wednesday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison flew to tiny Christmas...
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Women are reflected on silver panels of the French luxury brand Louis Vuitton flagship store at the Central Business District in Beijing, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. China will bar government authorities from demanding overseas companies hand over technology secrets in exchange for market share, a top economic official said Wednesday, addressing a key complaint at the heart of the current China-U.S. trade dispute. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 06, 2019 - 12:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — China will bar government authorities from demanding overseas companies hand over technology secrets in exchange for market share, a top economic official said Wednesday, addressing a key complaint at the heart of the China-U.S. trade dispute. The provision is contained in a foreign...
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March 03, 2019 - 9:38 am
ATLANTA (AP) — New laws being considered at the Georgia state Capitol would regulate electric bikes and scooters in the state. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the machines are also the focus of new rules in some local communities. One of the bills proposed in the General Assembly...
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CORRECTS BYLINE TO KATHLEEN RONAYNE INSTEAD OF RICH PEDRONCELLI - Sequette Clark, center, the mother of police shooting victim Stephon Clark, discusses the decision not to prosecute the two Sacramento Police officers involved, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, March 2, 2019. Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said that Officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet did not break any laws when they shot Stephon Clark, 22, and no charges will be filed against them. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
March 02, 2019 - 11:30 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two Sacramento police officers won't face criminal charges for the fatal shooting of a black man following a chase that ended in his grandparents' yard and started a series of angry protests that roiled California's capital city, the county's top prosecutor announced...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, state Senate president Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, speaks at a pre-legislative news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Galvano said he believes sports betting could be legalized without voter approval, although he said he might ask for it, anyway(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
March 02, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Over the past decade, teams from California, Florida or Texas have competed in more than half the championship series in the four major professional sports — including every NBA final. That may be no surprise, considering the three states account for 27 percent of all franchises in those leagues...
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